I've been "playing" self taught for a very long time. I just started taking weekly lessons to learn more techniques and theory. This is my problem. I sit down with my new scales/chords to learn and 5 minutes into my practicing I go off on some tangent. I'll play for an hour or so a night. The night before my next lesson, I realize that I didn't learn my previous week's lesson very well. My teacher thinks I should break my practicing into two separate times : 1/2 hour of scales/chords and 1/2 hour of song playing. This sounds alot like work! Does anyone out there have the same problem? How did you make learning fun?